Skip to comments.Driver wants deer crossing signs moved to areas with less traffic
Posted on 10/16/2012 7:04:29 AM PDT by grundle
I wanted to voice my opinion on something thats been bothering me for a really long time. I tried writing the newspaper and contacting TV stations but nobody seems to want to stick with this so Im calling you guys. Over the past few years Ive been involved in three separate car accidents involving deer. Each of these incidents occurred shortly after I saw a deer crossing sign on the highway.
My frustration is that Minnesota and North Dakota departments of transportation would allow these deer crossings to be in such high traffic areas. Ive even seen them on the interstate. Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstate, such a high traffic area?
I understand that deer are animals and they need to travel across the streets occasionally to survive and of course to find food, but Its so irresponsible of us to allow these deer crossings to be in areas where deer are likely to be struck by oncoming traffic. Youd think they would put deer crossings in smaller towns maybe at a school crossing would be a safer place for them to cross.
They can direct the deer population anywhere they want to by moving that deer crossing sign. Why in the world would they place it on the highway or the interstate? There are so many other places I can think of than putting deer crossing signs on busy highways or interstates. The deer crossing sign is there to allow the deer to know that thats where they need to cross. Dont put deer crossing signs on the interstate or freeways. Put them in lower traffic areas where its a lot slower small towns I think school crossings is a good idea.
Here!!! Here!!! She’s Vice Presidential material.
It was probably this woman:
Yo, lady, when you’re in the voting booth, remember some of those signs went up on hussein’s watch.
Hey, garnering votes where we can.
In Texas, those signs would have to be bilingual because some deer can only read Spanish.
I’ll bet the writer will be voting for Obama. Thanks for the chuckle this gray morning.
I can’t tell if it’s a joke or just an Obama voter.
She will fit in just nicely with those who are going to have a Million Muppet March on Washington Nov 3.... bunch of bird brains.
Near Wilmington, OH there’s a “Deer Crossing” sign about a quarter-mile down the road from a John Deere dealer.
Ohh yo deer lady ? Romney wants less government, so therefore,, that means,, less deer crossing signs.. got it deer lady ? Less government, less deer crossing signs.... push Romney button for less deer crossing signs.
I want the sign by my house moved too. I had to blow the horn twice this morning to get the 6 deer that were standing in the road to move.
Remember that every time you hear the politicians and the MSM moan about more $$$$$$ for "the nation's crumbling infrastructure." A lot of that money goes to put up signs every couple of feet on roads. In my area, there is a sign to make a left turn if you want to get to Route 63 and its on the exit ramp of Route 63. We have electronic billboards that cost a fortune that, for the most part, flash "Don't Drink and Drive."
good grief, this woman has to be an obama voter too.
A couple of threads from a few days ago if anyone is interested in the comments thereon.
Fargo woman completely missing the point behind deer-crossing signs ^
RADIO CALLER SAYS DEER CROSSING SIGNS ENCOURAGING DEER TO CROSS (Moron alert) ^
We must not defund Deer School!!!
Must notify the 3rd party Candidate John Deer !
Vice President heck! President!
Next they’ll want to move pedestrian crossing signs to where’s there’s no pedestrians.
She has a great future as a blogger.
same here in my town of St Augustine, tons of signs have popped up.
There are a couple which directs and lets tourists know where a certain place is and of which no one ever goes to and is a complete waste of tax money.
Its a site which had the first 100 slaves live freely for just 12 years, problem is no one ever goes to it. Two park rangers work there which do nothing and millions have been invested into a new building which is crap, small and has nothing in much.
But hey lets waste millions of tax money on a peice of ground where just over a 100 freed slaves once lived for 12 years.
We have signs about saying don;t drink and drive etc too.
Distinction without a difference?
I cant tell if its a joke or just an Obama voter.
What’s the difference?
Well the crops are, ummm, growing very well and they’re organic and some of them have pesticides and I think that we should make a perfect pesticide for the crops that, umm, is good for people and healthy and keeps the crops preserve too because we need the food because it’s food and stuff, and organic food is good, also...
oh and ummm the businesses in downtown, umm, really need to lower their rent because if the rent was lowered those people would really have their own businesses they have enough stuff, they’re very good at making things they’re like experts they’re really good...
and it can really be a community and, umm, make the things and, umm, sell them in our stores and I really belive that it can be a California thing it can really work out because we can be rich in cotton and mining minerals and silk worms (??) and making things,... cars and the machines to make it work and we can have the community and city San Fransisco and we can make things and put them in the stores on the east coast they have slaves and slavery and made in china but on the west coast the new west coast we don’t believe in union... and that’s what we are , and the Bush administration which is really good , um , he has funding for small business owners, the you can grow every kind of fruit and vegetable that you want that’s how they do it they have fruit trees and vegetable trees, that’s where fruit and vegetable comes from, you freeze the fruit and vegetables it will last forever you can put like broccoli or strawberries in the freezer it will last forever if you don’t, um, it might go bad in a while....
People, we live in California this is our home , this is where we live, growing food is so good, umm... for the people because its free, alls you have to do is pay the farmers and pay for the land but why do we have to pay for the land? the land is free its new land you know, I mean do you have to pay for the land? do you have to pay rent do you have to pay um... the foods FREE so we should just..... sell it at the farmers market
Isn’t homeland security doing the same thing with illegal alien signs on busy California highways?
Naaa, they will just replace those deer crossing signs with pedestrian signs.
I just hope that they don’t move the crossings at the same
time we go on daylight savings time. That’ll REALLY confuse
Can you imagine breeding & rearing a idiot like that?
DEER CROSSING 4a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m to 9 p.m.
That should help Donna to know when to approach those signs.
He thinks he is becoming MORE of a Republican??? rofl, just his way of getting you to shut up.
Kinda like: Hey, my best friend is a black.
Hmmm, I need one of these signs right by my tree stand.
Obama needs to provide immediate federal funding for more wildlife safety overpasses:
She is, without a doubt, one of the forty-seven percenters of which Romney spoke.
is it pasteurized? “no just up to my t*ts”
Where is Benghazi, where there any killed?, was there any security? How many? Who was the Ambassador? So the Embassy was in Benghazi? All because of some video?, just damn.
Get some of your other conservative right thinking sane friends to join in the Q&A.
I know it's mean, boarding on Bullying, but still. lol
If the deer get hit, it’s their own fault. If you look at these signs, they clearly indicate that the deer should be leaping across the road, not casually strolling across in front of traffic.
“They” walk among us.
No, you need more signs. Specifically, a 'No Loitering' sign. Those deer weren't crossing, they were loitering.
I put a Romney sign out he other day, neighbor across the street said "Won't do any good"
I said Oh! yes, it will be a lanslide. He meant Okla is a Red State and Romney will win anyway. (p.s.He seems to be a Democrap).
I just told him my sign was BRAGGING RIGHTS.
When visiting Yellowstone some years ago, one rangers said some of the questions they’re asked by tourists are: what time do they let the animals out, and what time do they turn on the geysers?
Yeah, and while in England a few years ago, I noticed they built Stonehenge right next to a large motorway. Why governments do these things is mystifying. (smirk)
Actually deer do loiter. Some years ago while going to work early in the morning, I came across a herd of about twenty deer standing in the middle of the highway staring at the face of hill. Apparently the deer couldn't figure out how to leap over a one hundred foot high rock face. I tried to wend my way carefully through the herd, but one managed to run into my car anyway. At one time I managed to hit or be hit by four deer in the space of five years. That's life when you live in deer country.
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